June Carver-Zillgitt, age 86, of Red Wing and formerly of Faribault, died on Friday, February 4, 2011 at the St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester.
Services will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault. Interment will be held at the North Grove Cemetery, Faribault.
Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault for one hour prior to the services on Saturday.
June Elinor Howe Carver-Zillgitt, 86, died unexpectedly on February 4, 2011, the result of a fall and head injury. She was born on June 28, 1924 to Arthur and Elinor Howe in Faribault, MN. She attended Faribault High School, and married her high school sweetheart Charles (Chuck) A. Carver on June 2, 1945. Chuck, family and friends built a cabin on Roberds Lake, and June and Chuck spent many happy times there with friends and family, later turning the cabin into a year-round home. When Chuck became sheriff of Rice County, they lived in the jailhouse, and June helped cook for the prisoners. Unfortunately, Chuck died in a plane crash on October 26, 1971, and it was several years before the plane wreck was discovered. June married Paul M. Zillgitt, a former sheriff of Goodhue County, on January 7, 1981. Paul and June enjoyed traveling, visiting family, and spending their winters in Arizona; they made their home in Red Wing, MN. June continued spending a good deal of time in Faribault, as she was very involved with her high school classmates and reunions, staying in touch with the Carvers, and visiting her mother Elinor. June was also active in her Red Wing church, United Lutheran, helping with the newsletter, baking for funerals, and Meals on Wheels. June was a dedicated homemaker, and loved to decorate and keep her house nice. She was also a fantastic cook and entertainer, and liked best of all to be dining and spending time with friends and family.
June is survived by her sister-in-law Dagrun Howe, nieces Deborah Robinson (Duff), Mona Schwarz (Matt), Share Ross (Bam), nephew John Howe, Jr. (Diane), too-numerous-to-mention Carvers, and several great- and great-great nieces and nephews.
June was preceded in death by her parents Art and Elinor Howe, husbands Charles A. Carver and Paul M. Zillgitt, brothers John and Bill Howe, sister-in-law Vera Howe, and nephew Michael Howe.
Name: Martee Robinson and Larry Halverson
Date: Saturday February 12, 2011
I only met "Auntie June" at your father's funeral and I think at your wedding. She seemed to me a kind, accepting soul that never caused people to feel uncomfortable. She reminded me of your Dad in her actions and way of moving -unnoticed and yet present. It is hard to realize that we truly are all fragile and leave a small mark in the world. I hope she is at peace and enjoying warmth. Martee